Mikko Koskinen in action with the Edmonton Oilers.
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Former Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen will officially retire

Published April 2, 2024 at 12:21

The former Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen will officially retire from professional hockey, according to a Finnish Newspaper.

At 35 years old, the goalie was supposed to join another team for the next season, but the deal fell through, putting an end to his career.

"Iltalehti reports former #LetsGoOilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen will retire."

"Goalkeeper Mikko Koskinen, 35, is ending his playing career, reports Iltalehti.

Koskinen played in the Liiga, NHL, KHL, and NL among others. His trophy cabinet includes, for example, two World Championship silvers.

Thank you, "Three Meter Koskinen"!"

Former Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen to retire from pro hockey.

Koskinen, had a short stint with the New York Islanders in 2010-11 the team who drafted him 31st overall in 2009, and spent four seasons with the Oilers between 2018 and 2022. He has been playing in Switzerland, with the HC Lugano, since then.

The 6'7" goalie was known to be the tallest goaltender to play in the NHL before Ivan Fedotov, at 6'8".

His biggest acievement on the ice, however, was in the KHL, with the St. Petersburg SKA, where he played four seasons between 2014 and 2018. He won two Gagarin Cup, the KHL equivalent of the Stanley Cup, in 2014-15, with Artemi Panarin, a very young Igor Shesterkin and Ilya Kovalchuk, and in 2016-17, with Pavel Datsyuk, Evgeny Dadonov and Artem Zub.

We wish him the best going into retirement!
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Former Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen will officially retire

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